Collision with fishing boat leads to anglers’ boat capsizing off Douglas Head

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Two anglers ended up in the water after their boat was involved in a collision with a fishing boat off Douglas Head at the weekend.

The anglers were on board an 18-foot boat when it was involved in the accident with the larger vessel and was capsized.

The larger boat towed the anglers’ upturned boat back to Fort Anne Jetty where members of the coastguards’ team refloated it and helped to put it on a trailer. No call out was made to the Douglas lifeboat. A spokesman for the coastguards said the three anglers were not injured.

‘The were wearing lifejackets and so they were safe and well,’ he said.

The incident happened sometime soon after midday on Sunday in an area of water off Douglas head. The parties involved were believed to be local and the other boat involved in the incident was also believed to be local.

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